COVID-19 and LSI — Administrative and Research Services Information

Updated Feb 25, 2021 12:20 PM


LSI Support and Services during on-campus curtailment

Following UBC guidelines for social distancing and curtailment of research activities please note the following changes to LSI services:


LSI HR, Finance, Operations, and other administrative support will be working remotely until further notice per UBC’s on-campus curtailment. If you need to contact any of our administrative staff, please email.

Grants Facilitation and Communications team will be working, full-time, remotely during the period of curtailment. Please contact Richa Anand for enquiries related to grants and Bethany Becker for communications.


In response to COVID-19, UBC curtailed on-campus research and creative scholarship activities. Following approval of the LSI’s Return to On-Campus Research (ROCR) safety plan, much of the LSI community resumed research on June 15th, while operating under clearly defined occupancy restrictions and safety protocols.

In order to resume their laboratory activity following the curtailment, individual researchers must gain approval in accordance with the LSI ROCR Guidelines. Please click here for the LSI safety plan.

Information for labs with approval to resume research

LSI’s Scientific and Core facilities will provide access to all trained researchers who have approval to resume research. Please connect directly with the contacts provided below.


ASTRIDNatalie Strynadka
(X-ray crystallography, crystallization robotics, HRMEM)
ncjs@mail.ubc.caBy Appointment Only
Lawrence McIntosh (NMR)mcintosh@chem.ubc.caBy Appointment Only
Bioinformatics Stephane Flibottestephane.flibotte@ubc.caBy Appointment Only
FINDERBintou Ahidjofinder.communications@ubc.caOpen
ImagingRobert Nabiivan.robert.nabi@ubc.caBy Appointment Only
FLOW Andy Johnsonandrew.johnson@ubc.caBy Appointment Only
High Throughput Tom Pfeifertpfeifer@mail.ubc.caBy Appointment Only
QPCRAaron Blair Bogutzaaron.bogutz@ubc.caQPCR equipment available
CryostorageAaron Blair Bogutzaaron.bogutz@ubc.caAvailable
WorkshopAdam Suenadam.suen@ubc.caBy Appointment Only
LSI StoresRod Hanningrod.hanning@ubc.ca9am-5pm Monday thru Friday
Package pickup by appointment between 9am-4pm Monday thru Friday
LSC OperationsSophia
Available remotely

Other Services

Campus Mail: Campus mail will be delivered to shipping and receiving. One person from LSI Administration will collect and sort this mail once a week. For information please contact

Reception: LSI Reception will remain closed for the duration of on-campus curtailment. We ask that students, staff, and faculty contact our offices by email

LSC/Building Operations: LSC building perimeter doors are programmed to weekend/holiday mode with card access only. Please carry your access card at all times. Only personnel with approvals in place should enter the building.

Sophia Wang604-928-6655
LSC Security604-822-3734
Campus Security604-822-2222
Building Ops Trouble Call604-822-2173

Health and Safety: Please click here for lab safety protocols (to log in to mednet please use your cwl’ for username please use EAD\cwl name. Then enter your cwl password)

Pierre Tanguay604-827-4127
UBC Safety and Risk604-822-2029

Click here for the LSC Local Safety Team (LST) structure.

Other useful contacts outside LSI

Human Research EthicsLaurel Evans
Animal CareMichelle Tan
Plant CareMelina Biron
Sponsored research agreementsMario Kasapi
Advanced Research ComputingSteve Cundy
All other questionsHelen Burt


Health links outside UBC

UBC Safety and Risk Services:

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC):


World Health Organization (WHO):